UOI OFFICES, Nipissing FN, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Anishinabek Nation
Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee offers condolences to the families
of the victims following the crash of a small plane yesterday in North
Spirit Lake First Nation, 300 kilometres north of Kenora, Ontario.
Three passengers and the pilot were killed, with one survivor. All of
the passengers worked for Aboriginal Strategies, a Winnipeg-based
company which provides financial management services to First Nations.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and the community of
North Spirit Lake First Nation who are dealing with this terrible
tragedy," says Madahbee.
The Anishinabek Nation established the Union of Ontario Indians as its
secretariat in 1949. The UOI is a political advocate for 39 member
communities across Ontario, representing approximately 55,000
people. The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest political
organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy
of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact.
SOURCE Anishinabek Nation
For further information:
Union of Ontario Indians
Phone: (705) 497-9127 (ext. 2290)
Cell: (705) 494-0735
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